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THE NEW TYPE OF REVOLUTION
power about radio stations, telephone exchanges,
newspaper offices, police stations, arsenals and
the like, lends itself to quasi-gangster exploitation
of this type. There is a great rushing about and
occupation of key centres, an organised capture,
imprisonment or murder of possible opponents,
and the country is confronted with a fait azwmpli.
The regimentation of the more or less reluctant
population follows.
But a Revolution need be neither an explosion
nor a coup d^tat. And the Revolution that lies
before us now as the only hopeful alternative to
chaos, either directly or after an interlude of
world communism, is to be attained, if it is
attained at all, by neither of these methods.
The first is too rhetorical and chaotic and leads
simply to a Champion and tyranny ; the second
is too conspiratorial and leads through an obscure
struggle of masterful personalities to a similar
end. Neither is lucid enough and deliberate
enough to achieve a permanent change in the
form and texture of human affairs.
An altogether different type of Revolution may
or may not be possible. No one can say that it is
possible unless it is tried, but one can say with
some assurance that unless it can be achieved the
outlook for mankind for many generations at least
is hopeless. The new Revolution aims essentially
in